There are a couple kind of reproductions. Copies of original pieces for example: dinner plates and post cards. Then there are "fantasy pieces" these are pieces that there are no real pieces made for the Inn. Example: Fan, Enamel cup. It is estimated that 3/4 of all Coon Chicken Inn items for sale at antique stores and on line are reproductions. It is important to be able to be aware of repros for 2 reasons: 1) so your collection will be a truly historical significant one and 2) so you can avoid buying repros and discourage people from making fakes. The reason I made this site was to do my best to get the word out there about what's real and what's not. As I learn more I will continue to update this site. Excuse the quality of some of the photos. I refuse to buy a reproduction item so I "borrowed" the photos from a certain auction site. Under the title I have put what kind of fake it is (Fantasy piece or reproduction.)
Note on plates: The white plates with the black border are being reproduced. The real ones have a slighty blurry edge on where the logo is and the Coon Chickin Inn on the teeth is also has a softer edge. Also the real ones have a darker blue border where the fake ones have a brighter blue border. If you can feel the logo on the plate it is fake. Vast majorty of the repros have a P-3 on the back of the plate.
Note on Menues: If the menu has a black border it is a repro. The real ones have a blue border. Recently there have been repros of the mini older style menu. One way to tell is they are "muddy" looking. There is also a flaw on the back of all the fakes.